- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1846 United States of Mexico Map Poster. Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of Map of Mexico States. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Published at the start of the Mexican-American War in 1846, this stunning depiction of the United States of Mexico portrays the Nation in a period of significant transition. Texas had been annexed by the United States of America the year prior, and Mexico was struggling internally with disunity and a disorganized government. Produced by prominent American cartographer Henry Tanner Schenck this map bears his unique aesthetic, which is noted for its detail and ornate flourishes. This map was the basis for the boundaries used in the subsequent border negotiation following the conclusion of the war in 1848.
The war was fought in two theaters, California and Central Mexico, particularly Mexico City. Mexican President Santa Anna directed his generals in the conflict, which was the first the Nation had engaged in with a well organized and equipped opponent. Mexico had gained independence from Spain in 1824, and its territories stretch far into North America; one of the conditions of the Treaty of Hidalgo in 1848 was the sale of the northern regions to the United States of America, which would, in turn, give citizenship and voting rights to any Mexican resident residing in those territories. The treaty also protected residents' property rights in ceded territories.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, Mexico had developed a rich culture with many regional distinctions that exist to this day. This depiction of the Nation immediately transports the viewer back in time with a distinctive aesthetic and is truly a piece of North American cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.